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How much do Ragdoll Cats cost to buy?

People often ask, “How much does a Ragdoll cat cost to buy?” It’s not an easy question to answer. There are many factors that determine the Ragdoll Cat price.

The price of a Ragdoll kitten varies greatly from breeder to breeder. A purebred cat is expensive. Kittens that come from high-titled breeding lines or Show Champion Winners can attract a price at the top end of the scale.

It is greatly advised to purchase your Ragdoll kitten from a reputable breeder that is registered with a cat association such as The International Cat Association (TICA)and not a pet store. Buying from a registered reputable breeder or cattery guarantees that your Ragdoll kitten is a purebred Ragdoll and free from genetic diseases and deficiencies.

The price you will pay for your Ragdoll may depend on the cat breeder’s perceived quality of the kitten.

  • Pet Quality – sold without breeding rights and generally not as perfectly marked as to show quality kittens.
  • Show Quality – sold without breeding rights and are perfectly marked and has features that make them more likely to perform well in the show ring.
  • Show/Breeder Quality – sold with breeding rights and have all the qualities of a show kitten.

If you want to educate yourself with the definitive difference between Pet Quality and Show Quality then you may wish to check out the Ragdoll Breed Standard guide from The Cat Fanciers Association. The difference between a Pet Quality and Show Quality kitten is merely cosmetic. The temperaments of both types of cats will be the same.

Flame Point Ragdoll Kitten

Some Ragdoll Cat breeders may charge more for a certain coat pattern or color. We have found that breeders in both the United States and Australia prize Bicolor Ragdolls kittens to be more sort after, therefore, you may find them to be priced higher than a colorpoint or mitted patterned cat. Rarer colors such as lilac or flame may also attract a higher price.

Breeders also might set a higher price for their female cats if they are to be neutered before going to their new home as the cost of neutering a female cat is much higher than that of a male.

Sometimes a Ragdoll breeder will sell their retired breeding cats at the end of the season or they may have an adult ragdoll cat that has been returned to them for any given reason. These cats are usually sold at a much-discounted price than one of their ragdoll kittens.

Some breeders may offer a discount when you purchase two kittens together – don’t be afraid to ask! Breeders are very happy to keep kittens from the same litter together.

Blue mitted, colorpoint and bicolor ragdoll kittens

To reserve your chosen kitten you will need to pay the breeder a deposit. This can range from $200 up to half the purchase price.

When purchasing your pet kitten keep in mind that the price you are paying is not just for the cat. The breeder will have also covered the cost for some, if not all, of the following within the purchase price:

  • Registration with the affiliated Cat Association
  • Vaccinations (either the 1st or both sets)
  • Microchip
  • Worming treatment
  • Flea treatment
  • Vet checks

Some breeders will also send their kittens to a new home with a litter box and cat litter, quality cat food such as Royal Canin, toys, bedding and even a limited period of pet insurance.

To find the average price of a Ragdoll cat in several countries we surveyed cat breeders registered with various global cat associations. Our findings are listed below.

(Survey conducted Feb 2022)

 

Ragdoll Cat Price

United States

Pet Quality
Lowest Price:  $800
Highest Price: $3250
Median Price Range: $1600-$2500

Show Quality
Lowest Price:  $1500
Highest Price: $4250
Median Price Range: $2500-$3000

Breeding Quality
Lowest Price:  $2500
Highest Price: $3500
Median Price Range: POA

All prices quoted in USD $

Source: Selection of breeders registered with  The International Cat Association (TICA)

Canada

Pet Quality
Lowest Price:  $1200
Highest Price: $2500
Median Price Range: $2000-$2200

Show Quality
Lowest Price:  $2200
Highest Price: $3000
Median Price Range: $2200

Breeding Quality
Lowest Price:  $4500
Highest Price: $4500
Median Price Range: POA

All prices quoted in CAD $

Source: Selection of breeders registered with  The International Cat Association (TICA)

Australia

Pet Quality
Lowest Price:  $950
Highest Price: $1800
Median Price Range: $1300-$1500

Show Quality
Lowest Price:  $1800
Highest Price: $2500
Median Price Range: $2000

Breeding Quality
Lowest Price:  $3000
Highest Price: $3000
Median Price Range: POA

All prices quoted in AUD $

Source: Selection of breeders registered with ANCATS & COAWA

United Kingdom

Pet Quality
Lowest Price:  £650
Highest Price: £1500
Median Price Range: £950

Show Quality
Lowest Price: £650
Highest Price: £1500
Median Price Range: POA

Breeding Quality
Lowest Price: £900
Highest Price: £1500
Median Price Range: POA

All prices quoted in GBP £

Source: Selection of breeders registered with The British Ragdoll Cat Club (TBRCC)

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